Skip to main content

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: MaureenKennedy Date: Aug 29, 2008 6:52pm
Forum: texts Subject: Get rid of tons of spam advertisements!

What can we do to get rid of tons of spam advertisements that are being uploaded here? I even see today the actual advertisement WAS the description and is on the listing page. It's bad enough to wade through pages of junk and then have to see these ads too. Can't be have a delete button when we find stuff like this?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: dudeman5685 Date: Aug 30, 2008 6:46am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Get rid of tons of spam advertisements!

That why I've been advocating a banning policy on the IPs that upload this crap

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: brewster Date: Aug 30, 2008 8:11am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Get rid of tons of spam advertisements!

sorry about all of that distracting stuff. I think we have gotten a pile of it. As it turns out the culprits are doing it now, so we will see some more, unfortunately.

-brewster

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Sealgaire Date: Jan 17, 2009 12:14am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Get rid of tons of spam advertisements!

Been reading "old" posts, sort of "catching up"...

The problem with banning an entire IP as a means of combating spam is that you will also ban EVERYONE using that IP, whether there are 100,000 spammers -- or only one.

I once had to use an Internet Cafe to do my web surfing, as I did not have 'net access from home (and was not allowed from work), and was only one of at least 100 customers. Two irresponsible customers decided to have "fun" by spamming thousands of e-mail accounts and websites, using their 'Net cafe accounts. Had the IP -- the Internet Cafe -- been banned by all those websites, the spammers would simply have found another place to spam from. Myself and at least 80 of the other customers using that same IP depended solely on that IP for internet access; we would have been effectively banned from the entire internet.

Banning an entire IP for the actions of only a few of its customers is NOT the answer.